What Is Actually in the Homeland Security Funding Bill
The impasse has ended. The Homeland Security Department is not shutting down.
What does that mean for the department and its 225,000 employees? For starters, 30,000 workers will not be forced to take unpaid furloughs next week, and the remaining employees will not have to report to work without pay. Additionally, the uncertainty created by a continuing resolution is removed, allowing DHS management to start new projects, sign new contracts and plan for the future.
Senate Appropriations Committee ranking member Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., said the measure will allow all DHS components to carry on with their missions.
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